Making a chess board in the console
Hello everyone. I have now finished my tetris program, and was planning on starting on a chess game in the console (it will be 2 player, playing at the same terminal - no winsock at the moment). Anyway, I have already set up the basics, however, I need a little help in programming the board. I was thinking about using a few for loops, although, I'm a bit unsure how to implement them. Each square of the chess board will be 9 console units across, and 5 console units down (although, these are just estimates - I might change them, so the board looks better). Any help, regardless of what it may be would be greatly appreciated.
Edit: Also, because of the sides will be white and red, otherwise, the black pieces would not stand out against the black background.